Saturday, July 13, 2019

Are you that one..?



Are you that one..?

have you noticed
conversations are made of
percepts and concepts..
assumptions abound
that these 'cepts
define our lives and
the lives of others..

campfire tales
grammar school grammar
science's standard model
those wedding vows
all of these reinforce
said assumptions..
and most would say
of the above:
yes..so far so good..!

yet there is that 
quiet one in the back
who has not spoken..
that one observes
the play of assumptions..
how the assumptions
cloud a hidden freedom
which is shared by all..
Are you that one...?


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

history's assumption



















history's assumption

history has assumed
time and space
houses the past..
the activities examined
in unending research..

this assumption 
is a mind construct and
a self-imposed limitation
hiding a fuller and fruitful
truth..

history is dawning
as temporary shaping of
Awareness just now..
bypassing at last
that assumed confinement
in time and space..

history is upending...!




that too is part of the story



















that too is part of the story

knowing our luminous self
renders all else as commentary..
story is then recognized as story
and the facts in the morning paper
whatever their favor or disfavor
become simply a part of the story..

this recognition of our luminosity
is a gateway to freedom..
a gateway for which we have
searched..perhaps until this morning..
a gateway in plain sight..hidden only
by our immersion in story...

Sunday, July 7, 2019

for Molly









Molly's Place

I know you 
 remember your dance..
 your steps and routines
after diligent practice
came from some place
 you knew..yet words
could not name.. 

I hope you find
in your life unfolding
 though you dance
with different routines
that place you knew
those years ago
is recognized as the
 beauty you are...


"Let the beauty
of what you love
be what you do."
~~Rumi

Making Music



Making Music

first
 is the infinite field
unbroken and eternal..
this is the silence
before the sound..
then
this permanence 
breaking with sound
yet not broken
as sounds
come forth appearing
as notes..shaped by 
curling and uncurling
of that which  
is still silent...


RS: What is Music Made Of?

Garments



Garments

religion is a garment
is it not..?
although its roots
may lie deep in memory
it is wearable today..
as I see it
very often the
 garment gains import
and that which houses
diminishes in scale..
in other words
religion only flourishes 
when its housing
shines with knowing
that all garments
can only express..
expresses that
which shines within.. 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Surrender


















Surrender

there is a battle..however subtle
which rages within each of us..
battle lines are drawn by frustration
over failure to find more than temporary
peace..in the seeming reality of this world..

disappointment claims to be the reward
for skirmishes fairly engaged and won..
it is reported  that our disappointment
is a spy which observes our maneuvers
and watches for opportunities to whisper:

your strategies are futile..
when the spy suggests surrender as
the only workable plan..we resist and
return to our tents..to refresh and reset
our aims.. promising conquest ahead..

but the spy  also persists with her
ready advice..as victories and losses
do not end in declarations of peace..
it seems the world awaits our attention
to the soft whisper of the spy...



Rupert Spira...God is Self of Each of Us.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQWIcYbtsEc&fbclid=IwAR0GRL9XpEG9t2B76xTtQVx3sdhC_XrsT8qwQA-F-BSr5WgKPebhGGT6e7k